Per NOTAM below, launch NET January 10, 11:30 - 15:30 UTC:E) GSLV-F14 ROCKET LAUNCH FM SHAR RANGE,SRIHARIKOTA WILL TAKE
Quote from: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/19/2023 11:13 amPer NOTAM below, launch NET January 10, 11:30 - 15:30 UTC:E) GSLV-F14 ROCKET LAUNCH FM SHAR RANGE,SRIHARIKOTA WILL TAKE Confirms this will be F14, which leaves F13 skipped (possibly NISAR?)
January 26 per https://www.andhrajyothy.com/2024/andhra-pradesh/gslv-launch-on-26-1190575.html.(translation: https://www.reddit.com/r/ISRO/comments/18xewm7/regional_media_reports_suggest_gslvf14insat3ds/)
ISRO, which started the new year on a grand note with the success of PSLV-C58, is preparing for another launch this month itself. The GSLV is preparing to launch on 26th of this month from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Tirupati district. The INSAT-3DS satellite will be sent into orbit through this rocket. The liquid fuel used in this rocket was brought from Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu to Shar on Tuesday in two special vehicles under heavy security.
Isro officials said that the launch was previously planned for January, but it is now likely to happen in February. They, however, said that the satellite is already in the process of being integrated with the launch vehicle and the agency is only waiting for a final launch date.
It is likely to happen by the first week of February itself, a senior official confirmed, asking not to be named.
The INSAT-3DS mission will carry satellites for the India Meteorological Organisation (IMD) as a part of its series of climate observatory satellites. This mission was initiated as a part of a collaboration between Isro and IMD to improve the network of climate services. The multi-mission meteorological data receiving and propulsion system collaboration includes three dedicated Earth observation satellites INSAT-3D and INSAT-3DR --- which are already in orbit, with the INSAT-3DS due next.
GSLV-F14/INSAT-3DS Mission:INSAT-3DS, ISRO's latest meteorological satellite, developed at the U R Rao Satellite Centre in Bengaluru for the Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), has been flagged off to SDSC-SHAR, Sriharikota, for launch aboard GSLV-F14.https://isro.gov.in/INSAT_3DS_Satellite_Flagged_off_to_SDSC_SHAR.html
INSAT-3DS lift off mass is only 2275kg. It seems they are still not confident in the GSLV being able to put the 2500kg satellite into the GTO orbit.
🚀GSLV-F14/🛰️INSAT-3DS Mission:The mission is set for lift-off on February 17, 2024, at 17:30 Hrs. IST from SDSC-SHAR, Sriharikota. In its 16th flight, the GSLV aims to deploy INSAT-3DS, a meteorological and disaster warning satellite. The mission is fully funded by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). @moesgoi #INSAT3DShttps://isro.gov.in/GSLV-F14_INSAT-3DS_mission.html